Feeling vindicated by the latest Michael Cohen memo, who some argue prove there was no collusion with Russia, President Trump and his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani are calling for the Mueller probe to be shut down.
On Saturday, CNN reported that President Donald Trump said the court filings in the Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen cases showed no collusion between his 2016 presidential campaign and Russia.
“We’re very happy with what we’re reading because there was no collusion whatsoever,” Trump told reporters Saturday at the White House before boarding Marine One for the Army-Navy game in Philadelphia.
Also on Saturday, President Trump tweeted out a quote from Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera, calling the collusion story an “illusion.”
“This is collusion illusion, there is no smoking gun here. At this late date, after all that we have gone through, after millions have been spent, we have no Russian Collusion. There is nothing impeachable here.” @GeraldoRivera Time for the Witch Hunt to END!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 8, 2018
From Washington Times
President Trump and one of his top lawyers said Saturday that special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s court filings still haven’t tied the president to any collusion with Russia.
“We’re very happy with what we’re reading, because there was no collusion whatsoever. There never has been,” Mr. Trump told reporters Saturday as he left the White House for the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia. “The last thing I want is help from Russia on a campaign.”
The president said of the Russia allegations, “you should ask Hillary Clinton about Russia, because she financed the fake dossier.”
Mr. Trump was referring to an opposition-research document on him eventually financed by Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party in 2016.
Attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani said on Twitter that Mr. Mueller’s “late Friday dump demonstrates yet again no evidence connected to President.”
He added that the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Southern District of New York is asking for a four-year prison term for former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen “because as we have said he’s still lying.”
Federal prosecutors said Friday that Mr. Trump directed illegal payments through Cohen to hush up potential sex scandals that threatened his chances of winning the White House in 2016. For the first time, the Justice Department implicated Mr. Trump in the alleged campaign finance violations, in which the president is referred to as “Individual 1.”
Asked by reporters Saturday if he directed Cohen to make the hush-money payments, Mr. Trump replied, “No, no, no.”
Mr. Trump said he didn’t read the Mueller court filings for himself.
“As far as the report we see, according to everybody I’ve spoken to, I have not read it, there’s absolutely no collusion, which is very important,” Mr. Trump said. “I think it’s all turning around very nicely.”
The president earlier tweeted on the Russia investigation.
“AFTER TWO YEARS AND MILLIONS OF PAGES OF DOCUMENTS (and a cost of over $30,000,000), NO COLLUSION!” Mr. Trump tweeted.
He said it is “Time for the Witch Hunt to END!”